BBC News at Ten
BBC News at Ten — known as the BBC Ten O'Clock News or the Ten O'Clock News — is the flagship evening news programme for British television channel BBC One and the BBC News channel. It is presented by Huw Edwards, deputised by Fiona Bruce, it is Monday to Sunday at 10:00pm on BBC One. The programme was controversially moved from 9:00pm on 16 October 2000; the main presenter holds the lead presenter role for major events, election night and breaking news for BBC News. The programme features thirty minutes of British national and international news, with an emphasis on the latter, it incorporates around twelve minutes of news from the BBC regions around the country, at 10:30pm to 10:45pm Monday to Thursday, 10:25pm to 10:35pm every Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, it runs from 10:00pm to 10:20pm from 10:20pm to 10:30pm, the news from the BBC regions around the country. During the first three months of its revival, ITV News at Ten averaged 2.2 million viewers compared with an average of 4.8 million viewers watching the BBC bulletin over the same period.
The programme was launched on 16 October 2000, replacing the former BBC Nine O'Clock News, on the air since 14 September 1970. Its launch presenters were Peter Sissons; the move to 10 o'clock was a response to the controversial axing of rival broadcaster ITV's News at Ten. ITV reinstated a 20-minute news bulletin at 10:00pm in 22 January 2001, instigating a head-to-head clash with the BBC; the BBC's Ten O'Clock News became the more popular programme, establishing itself on the BBC One schedule for at least six days a week. ITV's bulletin suffered as a result of poor scheduling, on 2 February 2004 the bulletin moved to 10:30pm. In 2008, ITV reinstated News at Ten. Buerk and Sissons left the BBC Ten O'Clock News on 19 January 2003 to make way for presenters Huw Edwards and Fiona Bruce. To mark this presenter reshuffle, on Monday 20 January 2003 as Edwards and Bruce took over, the bulletin and the rest of BBC One news bulletins were relaunched with a new studio. Since 5 February 2006, the bulletin has been simulcast on the BBC News channel.
Following the BBC One bulletin, the remaining portion of the BBC Ten O'Clock News Hour is presented by Clive Myrie or Martine Croxall and features a review of the following morning's newspaper front pages. On 21 April 2008 the programme, along with the rest of BBC News, underwent a graphical refresh and moved into a refurbished studio, it changed its name to BBC News at Ten. After the regional news, there is a weather forecast from the BBC Weather Centre: presenters include Rob McElwee, Peter Gibbs, John Hammond and Philip Avery. BBC News at Ten was named News Programme of the Year at the RTS Television Journalism Awards in 2005, 2009 and 2010; the programme, along with the BBC News channel and the other BBC One bulletins, moved to Broadcasting House and began broadcasting in high-definition on 18 March 2013. Following a five-month trial during the run-up to the 2015 general election, it was announced that BBC News at Ten will be permanently extended by ten minutes between Monday and Thursday from January 2016.
From January 2019, Bruce will no longer present Friday editions of the programme due to her now presenting Question Time. Fridays are now presented by Sophie Raworth, Reeta Chakrabarti & Clive Myrie on alteration As well as presenting from the main studio, the main presenters are called upon to present on location when major stories break. For example, Huw Edwards reported live from Washington for the 2008, 2012 and 2016 US Presidential Elections and has presented live from Basra at the withdrawal ceremony, he regularly presented from Westminster, as well as from Edinburgh. During the 2012 Summer Olympics, presenters made use of BBC's makeshift studios overlooking the Olympic Park at Stratford. George Alagiah presented from L'Aquila in April 2009, Haiti in 2010, Egypt in 2011, Tacloban in 2013. Paul Royall has been the editor of BBC News at Ten and BBC News at Six since July 2013. Royall joined the BBC from ITV Meridian in 1997, working on News 24, he became Deputy Editor of BBC Breakfast in January 2004, to the Editor Mark Grannell.
In May 2009 he became the Deputy Editor of the News at News at Six. He became Editor on 22 July 2013. If there is no position before the years of being a presenter this newsreader was either a relief presenter or occasional guest presenter. Michael Buerk Peter Sissons George Alagiah Darren Jordon Dermot Murnaghan Sian Williams Natasha Kaplinsky Jon Sopel Chris Lowe Ben Brown Emily Maitlis Kate Silverton Mishal Husain BBC News BBC Weekend News ITV News at Ten BBC News at BBC Online BBC News at Ten at BBC Programmes
People Just Do Nothing
People Just Do Nothing is a British television mockumentary sitcom and performed by Allan Mustafa, Steve Stamp, Asim Chaudhry and Hugo Chegwin. The programme follows the lives of MC Grindah, DJ Beats and their friends, who run Kurupt FM, a pirate radio station broadcasting UK garage and drum and bass music from Brentford in west London; the programme began as a series of online shorts that became popular enough that the group were asked to make a pilot episode for BBC3's Comedy Feeds. The first series was released on BBC Three in July 2014, with the fifth and final series airing on BBC Two in 2018. In 2017, the show won the BAFTA award and Royal Television Society award for Best Scripted Comedy. Many of the actors in the show have gone on to tour as a musical act, in character as their personas from Kurupt FM. People Just do Nothing is a mockumentary, in which the characters give interviews to the camera and are taped in a loose, documentary fashion. An off-screen interviewer is heard; the "documentary" follows the fortunes of "Kurupt FM", a pirate radio station broadcasting UK Garage from a flat in Brentford, west London.
The main characters are MC Grindah, DJ Beats, DJ Steves, their entrepreneurial manager, Chabuddy G. The show follows their personal lives, with a strong focus on their relationships with their respective female partners such as Miche and Roche. All of the characters have an inflated sense of their own success. All our characters are super confident; the characters fail to recognise their lowly status, with Grindah making comments like "We're going global, but you will much have to be in the Brentford area to hear us." The show plays off of their stupidity. The show was summarised by Jamie Clifton of Vice as: You don't need to know anything about garage to get it. Most of the principal characters are deluded in some way – Chabuddy, who believes his wife loves him, when she does not. Or Grindah, who claims to reign over all MCs from a pirate station that only broadcasts five miles into London. You laugh at their failures, but it's a weird kind of schadenfreude because every character is so endearing you want them to succeed, not relentlessly embarrass themselves in front of a TV crew.
Allan "Seapa" Mustafa as Anthony'MC Grindah' Zagrafos, the MC and founder/leader of the radio station. Despite his limited success, Grindah proclaims himself to be a musical genius. Hugo Chegwin as Kevin'DJ Beats' Bates, the principal DJ. Beats is a loyal friend of Grindah but is mistreated by him, much to the dismay of his partner, Roche. Asim Chaudhry as Chabud'Chabuddy G' Gul, a failed local entrepreneur. Enthusiastic and ambitious but deluded, his hare-brained ideas bring chaos to the group. Steve Stamp as Steven'Steves' Green, a lackadaisical drug user and the runt of the litter, his nan owns the flat from which the station broadcasts. It is hinted. Daniel Sylvester Woolford as Decoy, a laid-back friend of Grindah and Beats and DJ at the radio station, it is implied. Lily Brazier as Michelle Louise'Miche' Zagrafos, Grindah's girlfriend and wife, she works at a hair salon, idly dreams of becoming a celebrity. Olivia Jasmine Edwards as Angel Zagrafos, Miche's young daughter. Grindah accepts Angel as his daughter.
Ruth Bratt as Roche, Beats' girlfriend, a security guard at a local cash and carry and former bouncer. Roche loves Beats but is averse to the radio station to Grindah. George Keywood as Craig, Roche's son from a former marriage, a lazy teenager, at home playing video games. Disliking him, Craig comes to view Beats as his dad. Victoria Alcock as Carol, Miche's promiscuous and flirtatious mother. Maria Louis as Aldona, Chabuddy's unloving ex-wife from Poland who uses him for financial gain. Despite her robbing and dumping him, Chabuddy reminicises about Aldona. Marvin Jay Alvarez as Fantasy, a DJ at Kurupt FM, though not involved with the antics of station. Joel Tiddy as Weapon X, a silent drug-user and friend of Kurupt FM. Pamela Lyne as Steve's nan, Steves' outgoing and playful grandmother, who supplies him with various drugs. Tiff Stevenson as Tanya, Miche's boss at the salon. Alannah Olivia as Angela Wilson, a hairdresser at the salon. Despite being friendly, Miche views her as a rival and is dismissive of her.
Cally Lawrence as Jackie, an older hairdresser at the salon. Gina Keeney as Susan, a hairdresser at the salon. Richard David-Caine as Sam, Chabuddy's boss at Sonoda, an electrical shop. Jack Harding as Darren, a friend of Beats', the two meeting at a parenting class; this friendship is sabotaged by Grindah. Petra Letang as Tia, an employee at Chabuddy's short lived Champagne Steam Bar; the four main actors were friends for years. They were brought together through Hugo Chegwin, they all had experience DJing or MCing on pirate radio in their youth, no ambition to be actors. Mustafa said, "I rapped at the time, but we never ended up making music. We just watched The Office a lo
Greg James is an English radio DJ, television presenter and author. He hosts The Radio 1 Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 1 and co-presents the BBC television series Sounds Like Friday Night. James was born in Lewisham, South East London, his parents were both teachers. He has Catherine; as a baby, he was in an incubator for a week. James used to play cricket for Hertfordshire Under-18s, he first broadcast on Hospital Radio aged 14, however, he discovered that the transmitter was broken and none of his shows went out. James is an alumnus of The Bishop's Stortford High School, he studied drama at the University of East Anglia in Norwich and achieved a 2:1. James is known to be an avid autograph collector, having many famous names within his collection such as, The Chuckle Brothers, Brian Lara and Michael Palin to name a few, he is credited with starting the movement #TailendersOfTheWorldUniteAndTakeover along with his spicy friends Felix White and Jimmy Anderson. While at university, he presented several shows on the students' union radio station Livewire 1350AM, becoming the station manager in 2006.
He said that being station manager was a job he did not enjoy. He presented several breakfast shows on Future Radio in Norwich and on Pulse Rated in Salhouse before he got his break at BBC Radio 1, he won'Best Male Presenter' at the Student Radio Awards 2005. During university holidays he presented stints on Galaxy North East. James joined BBC Radio 1 in June 2007, to present Early Breakfast on Friday, cover for the likes of Sara Cox and Vernon Kay, he presented his first show on Friday 1 the day after graduating from university. In October 2007, he was awarded the Early Breakfast Show (4:30 am – 7 am, soon changed to 4 am – 6:30 am five days a week, he presented his first full-time show on Monday 1 October 2007, his first Record of the Week was Hometown Glory by Adele. On 21 September 2009, a new schedule was launched on Radio 1, it was announced that James would move to an early afternoon slot. James was the host of The Official Chart Update, on Wednesday afternoons between 3:30 pm and 4 pm, 4 pm to 4:30 pm when he moved to drivetime, from its inception in March 2010 until January 2013 when Scott Mills took it over, at the original time of 3:30 pm.
James co-hosts Not Just Cricket on 5 Live with England Cricketers Graeme Swann and Jimmy Anderson, broadcast once every few months. The shows main focus is talking about cricket, but they talk about anything else they fancy, he hosts a weekly podcast'That's what he said' with BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat presenter Chris Smith. The podcast features the best bits of James' show each week, guest interviews, special bonus content just for the podcast. Greg and Chris play'Cheeseball' each week - a game which involves throwing Babybell into the centre of a cheese'court' and the closest to the centre wins; the pair do birthday and wedding announcements to the theme of Jurassic Park. Each podcast comes with an e-mail from Julia from Germany - the show clerk - who provides the pair with a weekly agenda. More recent podcast features include'Friendly Foreigners','Julia's word of the week' and'Dr. Tiny's Science fact'. James guest hosted the edition of 16 February 2013 of the 5 Live comedy sport programme Fighting Talk, standing in for Colin Murray.
On 15 November 2017, James along with Felix White and Jimmy Anderson, began hosting a cricketing podcast'Tailenders'. This was a weekly podcast covering the 2017–18 Ashes series, since 23 May 2018 it was renewed to continue on a weekly basis. Features include'General Cricketing Sadness','Machin's Quiz' and'Black Wednesday/Xmas Show/App Launch'. On 28 February 2012, it was announced that James and Scott Mills would swap shows as of 2 April 2012, meaning James would host the drivetime show from that date. James's show had a variety of recurring features including: "The 10 Minute Takeover", "Impossible Karaoke", "Rage against the Answer Machine", "Mayor of Where", "Ask The Nation", "Wrong Uns", "What's My Age Again" prior to "The Official Chart" moving to Fridays, celebrity guests on Thursdays, Film Reviews with reviewer Ali Plumb. Off the cuff improv games include Chris Smith aka:'Chris Smith with the news' the main afternoon Newsbeat reader. James once hosted his show for an entire week broadcasting from the BFBS radio studio in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
Due to changes in release dates of music worldwide, since 10 July 2015 James' Friday show is taken up by The Official Chart between 1600 and 1745, followed by Dance Anthems between 1800 and 1900. The drive time show is traditionally split into two halves, with a fifteen-minute break between 1745 and 1800 for the evening Newsbeat broadcast. On 20 August 2018, James took over Radio 1 Breakfast from Nick Grimshaw; the pair switched shows, with Grimshaw taking on the Drivetime show from 4pm-7pm. It was announced by the two presenters on Grimshaw's Breakfast Show on 31 May, with Grimshaw joking “It’s time for a change, time for a new show and, most it’s going to be time for a new wake-up time... preferably around 11:30am”. Both presenters are excited about the change, with James saying that taking over would be a “big challenge” but he was ready and willing “to give it a go”, his first guest on the show was Wallace the Lion from Blackpool Zoo. He onl
BBC Three was a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Launched on 9 February 2003 as a replacement for BBC Choice, the service's remit was to provide "innovative programming" to a target audience of viewers between 16 and 34 years old, leveraging technology as well as new talent. Unlike its commercial rivals, 90% of BBC Three's output originated from the United Kingdom. 70% was original, covering all genres, including animation, current affairs, drama. BBC Three had a unique 60 Seconds format for its news bulletins, adopted so that operation of the channel could be automated, without the complication of dealing with variable-length live news broadcasts; the former controller of the station, Zai Bennett, left to join Sky Atlantic in July 2014, at which point BBC Three commissioner Sam Bickley became acting controller. Until February 2016, the network broadcast on Freeview, digital cable, IPTV and Satellite television platforms, was on-air from 7 pm to around 4 am each night to share terrestrial television bandwidth with CBBC.
In March 2014, as a result of a planned £100 million budget cut across the BBC, it was proposed that BBC Three be discontinued as an'open' television service, be converted to an over-the-top Internet television service with a smaller programming budget and a focus on short-form productions. Despite significant public opposition, the proposal was provisionally approved by the BBC Trust in June 2015, with a new consultation open until 30 September of that year; the TV channel ceased operations on 16 February 2016. In late 2001, the BBC decided to reposition and rebrand their two digital channels so that they could be more linked to the well established BBC One and BBC Two, their plan was for BBC Knowledge to be replaced with BBC Four—which took place in 2002—and for BBC Choice to be replaced with BBC Three. However, questions were raised over the proposed format of the new BBC Three, as some thought the new format would be too similar to the BBC's commercial rivals, namely ITV2 and E4, would be unnecessary competition.
The channel was given the go ahead, eleven months after the original launch date, launched on 9 February 2003. The channel was launched by Stuart Murphy, who ran BBC Choice, before that UK Play, the now-discontinued UKTV music and comedy channel. At 33, Murphy was still the youngest channel controller in the country, a title he had held since launching UK Play at the age of 26. On 12 May 2011, BBC Three was added to the Sky EPG in the Republic of Ireland on channel 229, it was moved to channel 210 on 3 July 2012, to free up space for new channels. It was moved to 115. For the duration of the 2012 Summer Olympics, BBC Three increased its broadcasting hours to 24 hours to provide extra coverage of Olympic events. Broadcast hours were extended again for the 2014 Commonwealth Games with BBC Three broadcasting from 9:00 am to 4:00 am for the duration of the games. On 16 July 2013 the BBC announced that a high-definition simulcast of BBC Three would be launched by early 2014; the channel launched on 10 December 2013.
In February 2014, BBC Director-General Tony Hall announced that cuts of £100 million would have to be made at the corporation. On 5 March 2014, Hall announced a proposal to convert BBC Three to an online-only service, with an 50% cut in its programming budget, a larger emphasis on short form content due to the cut in funding; these changes formed part of a package of proposals from the BBC, including extending CBBC's hours, respending £30m on BBC One audiences for drama, launching a one-hour timeshift channel of BBC One. There was notable backlash against the measures, with celebrities including Greg James, Matt Lucas and Jack Whitehall speaking out. A petition against the move on change.org has gathered over 300,000 signatures. However, there was some support from media commentators, those who backed a "slimmer" BBC; when the BBC revealed the full detail in December 2014, it admitted there was widespread opposition from BBC Three viewers but said there was support for the wider package of proposals.
They believed the public welcomed a BBC One +1 as it admits "a vast majority of viewing still takes place on linear channels". The'Save BBC Three' campaign pointed out this was a contradiction to what the BBC said about BBC Three; the BBC Trust began a 28-day public consultation regarding the plans on 20 January 2015 and it ended with a protest outside Broadcasting House. As part of the consultation a letter of 750 names against the move from the creative industry was sent to the BBC Trust, this had the backing of a number of celebrities including Daniel Radcliffe, Aidan Turner, Olivia Colman and Lena Headey; the polling company ICM concluded a "large majority" of those that replied to the consultation were against the move with respondents concerned about those who cannot stream programming online, the effect of the content budget cuts, the BBC's own admission the audience numbers would drop. The Save BBC Three campaign has argued the transition period is too short and that programmes like Family Guy and Don't Tell the Bride have not performed as well on BBC One and BBC Two with the 16-34 year old audience, in comparison to BBC Three.
It did not consider the proposals cost-effective because the BBC will need to spend on a new brand and triple advertising budgets to increase awareness of the new service. Nonetheless, the BBC Trust issued its final decision to approve the transition in November 2015, citing the fact th
W1A (TV series)
W1A is a British comedy television series, first broadcast on BBC Two on 19 March 2014, created by John Morton. The series is the follow-up to Twenty Twelve, a BAFTA-winning comedy series by the BBC about the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, it sees the reintroduction of Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes as their Twenty Twelve characters, alongside a new cast, with David Tennant's role as narrator continuing from the earlier series. The first series began on 19 March 2014. A second series was announced in 2014 which launched on 23 April 2015 with a one-hour special. In August 2016, Radio Times announced that W1A had been recommissioned for a third and final series, which began airing on 18 September 2017; the series is named after the postal code of the BBC's headquarters, Broadcasting House, W1A 1AA. The series revolves around Ian Fletcher the Head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, chosen to be the Head of Values at the BBC, his task is to clarify, define, or re-define the core purpose of the BBC across all its functions and to position it confidently for the future.
The series deals with the everyday events at the corporation, how the team deal with these. Such events include the arrival of Prince Charles, problems surrounding a new programme entitled Britain's Tastiest Village, as well as media scrutiny of Ian Fletcher's salary, the decision to cut the BBC Big Swing Band and a cross-dressing ex-Premier League football player who wants to be a television pundit but is terrible at it. Bonneville reprises his role of Ian Fletcher from W1A's predecessor, Twenty Twelve, as does Hynes, who plays Siobhan Sharpe, the Head of Perfect Curve, a brand consultant agency. Returning are Sharpe's team, consisting of Barney Lumsden, Coco Lomax and Karl Marx, whilst the remainder of the cast were created by Morton as new characters. Cameo/guest appearances W1A was commissioned by Janice Hadlow, controller of BBC Two, Shane Allen, controller of comedy commissioning. Filming began in January 2014. W1A was written and directed by John Morton, who worked on Twenty Twelve and People Like Us.
The producer is Paul Schlesinger and the executive producer is Jon Plowman. A second series was commissioned in September 2014, with Bonneville's return confirmed. On 15 September 2014, it was announced that W1A would return for a second series in 2015; this began with a 60-minute special on 23 April, followed by three 30 minute episodes. In August 2016, the BBC announced that W1A would return for a third and final series, due to be produced and broadcast in 2017; some filming with Jeremy Paxman took place in March. Series 3 began on 18 September 2017 on BBC Two. After the transmission of Episode 1 on BBC Two Episode 2 was made available on BBC iPlayer on 18 September 2017. After the transmission of Episode 3 on 2 October 2017 Episode 4 was made available online; this was repeated for episodes 5 and 6. W1A at BBC Programmes "W1A", Radio Times W1A on IMDb W1A at British Comedy Guide W1A at epguides.com
BBC iPlayer is an internet streaming, catchup and radio service from the BBC. The service is available on a wide range of devices, including mobile phones and tablets, personal computers, smart televisions. IPlayer services delivered to UK based viewers feature no commercial advertising; the terms BBC iPlayer, iPlayer, BBC Media Player refer to various methods for viewing or listening to the same content. Viewing live television broadcasts from any UK broadcaster, or BBC TV catch-up or BBC TV on demand programmes, in the UK without a TV licence is a criminal offence. In 2015, the BBC reported that it was moving towards playing audio and video content via open HTML5 standards in web browsers rather than via Flash or their Media Player mobile app. On 17 October 2018, the BBC ` iPlayer Radio' brand was renamed. BBC Redux was developed as a proof of concept for a cross-platform, Flash Video-based streaming system. BBC iPlayer left beta and went live on 25 December 2007. On 25 June 2008, a new-look iPlayer was launched as a beta-test version alongside the earlier version.
The site tagline was "Catch up on the last 7 days of BBC TV & Radio", reflecting that programmes were unavailable on iPlayer after this time. The BBC state on their website; the marketing slogan was changed to "Making the unmissable, unmissable". In May 2010 the site was updated again, to include a recommendations feature and a "social makeover". In February 2011, the BBC iPlayer was once again modified to include links to programmes from other broadcasters, including ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4, Channel 5, 5Star, 5USA and S4C; the feature was added to the channels function. When users click on a programme by another broadcaster, they are redirected to the relevant broadcaster's catch up service. In April 2014, BBC iPlayer was once again relaunched with a different user interface. From October 2014, the BBC extended the programme availability for programmes on iPlayer from 7 days to 30 days. However, due to legal reasons, most news bulletins are only available for 24 hours after initial broadcast.
Some archive programming is available for the long term, such as Timewatch. Specific applications for mobile platforms were launched in February 2011; these were for iOS and Android devices, where the launch would have the biggest impact. The original iPlayer service was launched in October 2005, undergoing a five-month trial by five thousand broadband users until 28 February 2006. IPlayer was criticised for delay in its launch and cost to BBC licence-fee payers, because no finished product had been released after four years of development. A new, improved iPlayer service had another limited user trial which began on 15 November 2006. At various times during its development, iPlayer was known as the Integrated Media Player, Interactive Media Player, MyBBCPlayer; the iPlayer received the approval of the BBC Trust on 30 April 2007, an open beta for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 was launched at midnight on 27 July 2007, where it was announced that only a fixed number of people would be able to sign up for the service, with a controlled increase in users over the summer.
The BBC had been criticised for saying that the iPlayer would'launch' on 27 July 2007, when what was on offer was an extension of the beta to an open beta, admitting more users in a controlled manner. This was done to allow British ISPs and the BBC to gauge the effect of the iPlayer traffic on the Internet within the UK; the open beta incorporated a media player, an electronic programme guide and specially designed download client, allowed the download of BBC Television content by computers assigned to a United Kingdom-based IP address, for use up to thirty days after broadcast. However, it was available only to users of Windows XP; this was a controversial decision by the BBC, which led to a petition against the decision being posted on 10 Downing Street's e-petition website. The petition reached 16,082 signatures on 20 August 2007; the response from the Government was:... the Trust noted the strong public demand for the service to be available on a variety of operating systems. The BBC Trust made it a condition of approval for the BBC's on-demand services that the iPlayer is available to users of a range of operating systems, has given a commitment that it will ensure that the BBC meets this demand as soon as possible.
They will publish the findings. On 16 October 2007, the BBC announced a strategic relationship with Adobe, that would bring a limited, streaming-only version of the iPlayer to Mac and Linux users, Windows users who cannot or do not wish to use the iPlayer download service, such as Windows 9x users; the streaming service was launched on 13 December 2007. Most programmes can be viewed for up to seven days after broadcast, unlike the thirty days provided by the download service. Since January 2008, iPlayer has supported Mozilla Firefox under the Microsoft Windows platform for downloading content. Before the iPlayer had launched, it was announced that the BBC, alongside ITV and Channel 4, were intending to launch a new video on demand platform, provisionally named Kangaroo, it was intended that Kangaroo would complement the video on demand services that these channels were offering, including the iPlayer, by making programmes available once their "catch up" period expires. The Kangaroo project was abandoned after being blocked by the Competi
Vine was a short-form-video-hosting service on which users shared six-second-long, looping video clips. It was founded in June 2012. Videos were published through Vine's social network, could be shared on other platforms such as Facebook and Twitter; the Vine app could be used to browse videos, along with groups of videos by theme, "trending" videos. Vine competed with other social-media services such as Mobli. By December 2015, Vine had 200 million active users. On October 27, 2016, Twitter announced it would disable uploads, but viewing and download would continue to work. On January 20, 2017, Twitter launched an Internet archive of all Vine videos, allowing people to watch uploaded videos. In December 2017, co-founder Dom Hofmann announced that he had begun working on Vine's successor, V2, which he has said is not affiliated with Twitter. However, in May 2018, Hofmann posted on V2's community forums stating that the project was being indefinitely postponed, due in large part to "financial and legal hurdles".
Vine was founded by Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov, Colin Kroll in June 2012. The company was acquired by Twitter in October 2012 for a reported $30 million but was reformed as Intermedia Labs. Vine launched on January 2013 as a free app for iOS devices. On June 2, 2013, an Android version was released. On November 12, 2013 the application was released for Windows Phone. In a couple of months, Vine became the most used video sharing application in the market with low adoption of the app. On April 9, 2013, Vine became the most-downloaded free app within the iOS App Store and on May 1, 2014, Vine launched the web version of the service to explore videos. On October 14, 2014, an Xbox One version was released allowing Xbox Live members to watch the looping videos. In July 2014, Vine updated their app with a new "loop count" meaning every time someone watches a vine, a number on top of the video will appear showing how many times it was viewed; the "loop count" includes views from vines that are embedded onto other websites.
In August 2015, Vine introduced Vine Music, whose "Snap to Beat" feature creates perfect infinite music loops. In June 2016, Vine announced that it was experimenting with letting users attach video clips up to 140 seconds. In November 2018, co-founder Dan Hoffman announced the upcoming successor to Vine, Byte known as V2 previously. Slated to come out in spring 2019. In January 2015, Vine launched Vine Kids, an app designed for children; the new app was designed by a pair of Vine employees in order to create a safe space for younger users to watch content deemed appropriate for children. Every video posted to the app was curated by Vine employees themselves to ensure a platform of purely G-rated videos was achieved. Vine's Head of Communication and Marketing Carolyn Penner told CNN that "children can swipe back and forth on the screen to find new videos, tap the screen to produce sound effects". While only being available to consumers with access to iOS devices, there being an inability for users to upload their own videos, the new app still addressed a demand from the increasing number of families that wanted to be involved in the growing digital space in a manner, safe for their children.
On October 27, 2016, Vine announced. Vine said users of the service will be notified before any changes to the website are made; the company stated that the website and the app will still be available for users to view and download Vines. The discontinuation of Vine came as many different competing platforms began to introduce their own equivalents to Vine’s short video approach. Platforms such as Instagram began to introduce their own takes on the short video angle, such as Instagram Video, where users were able to upload 15-second videos to their profiles. “Instagram video was the beginning of the end,” said a former Vine executive during an interview with online tech news site The Verge. The introduction of different short video platforms meant that Vine would lose many marketers as the service kept the six-second limit until shortly before discontinuation. Marketers leaving the platform were an enormous part of the decision by Twitter to discontinue Vine. Many monetary sources began to move to longer short video platforms and with them followed many popular Vine creators.
Since the start of 2016, Vine's top 9,725 accounts had ceased to upload more vines and had moved on to other platforms such as YouTube and Snapchat. Vine executives and cofounders were against monetization and did not take money from many brands, said to have led to Twitter's discontinuation of the service. On December 16, 2016, it was announced that the Vine mobile app would remain operational as a standalone service, allowing users to publish their videos directly to Twitter instead of Vine. On January 17, 2017, the app was renamed to "Vine Camera." Although the app still enables users to record six-second videos, they can only be shared on Twitter or saved on a camera roll. The release of the Vine Camera was met with poor reviews on both the iOS App Stores. On January 20, 2017, Twitter launched an Internet archive of all Vine videos, allowing people to continue watching filmed Vine videos. Vine enabled users to record short video clips up to around six seconds long while recording through its in-app camera.
The camera would record only while the screen is being touched, enabling users to edit on the fly or create stop motion effects. Additional features were added to th